Channing Tatum On Overcoming His Fear Of Being A Single Dad

Channing Tatum Reveals How He Overcame His Fear Of Being A Single Dad

Channing Tatum is speaking to dads everywhere when he reveals his deep fear about being a single dad of a little girl.

The 40-year-old recently shared with Parents magazine how he initially was fearful to become a single dad to daughter, Everly, 7, after calling it quits with ex-wife, Jenna Dewan.

But he has since overcome these fears and developed a strong relationship with his daughter — and believes other dads can do the same.

“I want dads not to be afraid to go into their daughter’s world and discover who they are. When I became a single father, I had a lot of fear about connecting to Everly in every way that a little girl might want. I didn’t wear nail polish or know how to braid hair. But now I do both,” said Tatum.

“I jumped with both feet into this magical world, and I was rewarded with a kind of love that I don’t think I would have ever been able to have otherwise,” added the star.

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And don’t forget the part where dad dresses up!

“I paint my face, I wear tutus — rarely am I around the house without some sort of costume on,” Tatum revealed.

Everly was the inspiration for Tatum’s new children’s book, “The One and Only Sparkella,” which is available on May 4. The book, illustrated by Kim Barnes, follows a little girl who gets teased at school for adoring glittery things.

“Just like Sparkella, Evie loves to play tricks, wear crazy outfits, and be different from everyone. She’s bold, beautiful, and magical in every way,” said Tatum.

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“We played a lot in her room over quarantine, and it helped flesh out the story,” he continued. “Even when I was home alone, I would find an item of hers that gave me an idea. Once, I sat on the sofa, and her fairy wand stuck me in the butt.”

And while both Tatum and Dewan don’t usually share photos of Everly on social media — Tatum did post a sweet video in 2019 of himself teaching Everly how to box.

The caption revealed his pride for his daughter’s ability to throw a punch.

“Violence is 100% never the answer,” he wrote. “But having a daughter i always want her to feel safe in her being. And god help the person that ever poke the beast inside this little angel.”

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